A new study shows that college students today are 40 percent less empathetic than their counterparts from the 1970s. This is because college students only care about tagging themselves on Facebook and playing video games and me me me.
How can people be "40 percent less empathetic" than other people? Researchers examined 72 studies of 14,000 college students conducted between 1979-2009. And they found that
compared with college students of the late 1970s, current students are less likely to agree with statements such as "I sometimes try to understand my friends better by imagining how things look from their perspective," and "I often have tender, concerned feelings for people less fortunate than me."